Rev. Julianne Brittain – Mooresville, NC
Julianne “Jan” Brittain committed her life to full-time Christian service at the age of 16 during her stay at a summer camp in the North Carolina mountains. Jan has served Methodist churches of all sizes and in a variety of locations; rural, urban, suburban, mountain, farm, and finally a regional church at Lake Norman.
Jan has also done work overseas, serving churches and ministries in England, Guatemala, Bolivia, Kenya, Uganda, Jamaica, and Haiti. Throughout her life, she has preached in many notable locations, such as the New Room (the oldest Methodist Church in the world), the Duke Chapel, Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluksa, and the oldest Methodist Church in Bolivia during its 200th anniversary. Jan retired in 2022.
Jan’s background in Christian Education and her degree in Business Administration, along with her nearly 4 decades of professional ministry, are resources that are still serving the local church and the larger church.
Her focus is on preaching and teaching in a variety of settings and facilitating the success of other clergy. She currently serves as an interim pastor at a two-point charge in Burke County and enjoys traveling about in her RV. Jan has a devotional blog called Grace in Bits in Pieces.
As the daughter of a United Methodist pastor, Jan grew up in the parsonages of South Carolina. And, at the top of any list of achievements or blessings, Jan would put the honor of being a mother and a Gran Jan.